- Your Voice
When it comes to the media during the last decade, much of the conversation seems to revert to someone saying print is dying. However, while some major newspapers across the nation have stumbled or closed, community newspapers continue to thrive.
As a businesswoman and community leader in Oro Valley and the Northwest region, Melanie Larson beams with confidence and pride.
In 2007, 21 years after originally being diagnosed with breast cancer, Melanie Larson underwent a bilateral mastectomy.
We all have our own memories of Stephanie Elizabeth Anderson Larson Sellers. When Stephanie asked me to speak at her memorial service, which ultimately took place last weekend, I was honored by the request but taken aback – why me, I asked? She said, “Because you and I have grown up together, had our kids, shared families, helped with our business and been a friend. I trust you.”
The Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce last week awarded three $2,000 scholarships to deserving students throughout Tucson.
Businessman Ken Blanchard and longtime resident and community servant Dick Eggerding have been presented major awards by the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce.
Award recipients, outgoing and incoming board members, corporate partners and volunteers are among the honored at the 2010 Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards breakfast next Thursday, Aug. 26.
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Letters to the editor published in the April 14, 2010, edition of The Explorer.
Letters to the editor published in the March 31, 2010, edition of The Explorer.
Four new board members have been chosen by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance "to help further the reach of the growing nonprofit," a release said.
Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce members gather for their annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.
Three graduating seniors have earned $2,000 Steve Engle Scholarships from the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce.
New leaders and board members for the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce took office last Thursday, when the chamber held its annual breakfast business meeting.
Three new directors have been named to the board of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council for fiscal 2008-09.
In a unanimous vote July 16, the Oro Valley Town Council approved the fiscal 2009 budget, a spending plan that tops $203 million.
June 22, 2005 - While there are some decisions to be made before a final budget is adopted, the Oro Valley council has capped the town's spending for 2005-06 at $99 million.
April 6, 2005 - The Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce awarded the Pinnacle Award for Small Business of the Year to EXPLORER Newspapers on April 5. The chamber honored the business during its awards banquet at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa.
Dec. 1, 2004 - Even the javelinas that have their acorn dinner at town hall most evenings go home before the members of the Oro Valley General Plan Revisions Committee members on what have been described as marathon meeting nights.
Oct. 13, 2004 - Thirteen small business leaders, the best of the best among more than 30,000 locally owned businesses, marched to the podium Oct. 7 to accept their awards as standard bearers in the areas of business growth, community service, best places to work and leadership
Oct. 6, 2004 - Oro Valley has convened a new committee to address why the General Plan failed last November and get the document back to the public for a vote in 2005.
Students and recent graduates from Canyon del Oro High School filed into a funeral chapel June 4 to say goodbye to Gary Durrenberger - the seventh Northwest student to die this school year in an accident involving a teenage driver.
In a 3-2 vote at its April 7 meeting, the Oro Valley Town Council approved a controversial incentive package that gives Vestar Development Co. up to $23.2 million in sales tax rebates over the life of an agreement on Oro Valley Marketplace, a large-scale shopping mall planned at Oracle and Tangerine roads.
Story written by by Lisa Secan, CDO parent, and contributed by Project Graduation